Request for Proposals: Communications Consultant

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is requesting proposals from firms to provide professional communications and public outreach services for creating a work plan and strategies for Central Ohio local communities and professional planners and developers to utilize for enhanced resident awareness and engagement on issues and opportunities related to the insight2050 initiative. Please follow [...]

March 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Balancing Affordability, Walkability & Good Schools

Communities in Central Ohio and across the country are experiencing a growing demand for walkable, connected neighborhoods in good school systems. What steps can communities take to meet this demand while remaining affordable to residents? Places like Adams Morgan in the Washington, DC area might offer some answers. Read on to learn more about the importance [...]

February 16th, 2016|Development, Housing Preferences, Uncategorized, Walkability|

Join Us For the 2016 ULI Hines Student Urban Design Competition

Join ULI Columbus, the Center for Real Estate at the Ohio State University, and the Knowlton School of Architecture at the 2016 ULI Hines Student Urban Design Competition Local Review. The event takes places Wednesday, February 10 at 5:00 PM at the Knowlton School of Architecture on the Ohio State campus. This ideas-based competition gives [...]

February 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Rural Changes in the Region and Nation

Central Ohio can find itself a bellwether of larger national trends. Changes in Ohio’s agricultural and rural landscape can similarly be seen elsewhere. After attending the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation last month, United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack took time to reflect on some recent changes and their impact [...]

February 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Year in Review

Although recent temperatures in Central Ohio might suggest otherwise, there are only ten days left in 2015. December is a natural time to reflect over the past year, and this has been a year of achievements for insight2050. Provided below is an insight2050 year in review focusing on the work of our partners, projects, and [...]

December 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

Compact and Connected Communities: Part I

If you were passing through Livingston Avenue in the area of Nationwide Children’s Hospital on Thursday, November 5, you might have found yourself wondering what the line of orange cones and potted flowers were doing in the middle of a perfectly good traffic lane. While they might have looked like the beginnings of a unique [...]

November 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Is Central Ohio Ready for Gen Z?

The insight2050 findings are striking: by the year 2050, over 80% of our region’s population growth will be in households without children, comprised primarily of two groups: empty-nesters over age 65 and young adults aged 16 – 34. Central Ohio’s population by the year 2050 will look quite different from our population of the past [...]

November 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Regions Matter

As insight2050 continues its second phase, preparing resources and highlighting best practices to help local governments capitalize on their position within the insight2050 region, Project Partner MORPC is preparing for its annual Summit on Sustainability. With this year’s theme, “Regions Matter,” the event will showcase best practices that can be applied by local governments, businesses, [...]

August 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|

insight2050 Reaches a Milestone

insight2050 has identified an incredible opportunity for our region: 500,000 new residents and 300,000 new jobs expected to arrive in Central Ohio by 2050. Ours is the only region in the state anticipated to grow like this over the next few decades. It seems the word is out: Central Ohio is a great place to [...]

August 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Request for Quotes: Photographer

The insight2050 team is seeking a photographer who will effectively photograph various development patterns across Central Ohio. These will include, but aren't limited to, residential, commercial, and mixed-use development in rural, compact, and high-density locations. The Request for Quotes describes the project in more detail. Quotes must be received by the MORPC offices no later [...]

August 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|